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A sustainably made, modular backpack, that converts from a carry-on Travel Backpack into a smaller Day Pack + Camera / Cooler Bag
A sustainably made, modular backpack, that converts from a carry-on Travel Backpack into a smaller Day Pack + Camera / Cooler Bag
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323 backers pledged €72,386 to help bring this project to life.

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It’s shipment time! :)

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi all,

We got some goooood news for you! All WAYKS ONE backpacks and accessories have arrived at our fulfilment center and are waiting impatiently to meet their new owners. They will be packed and shipped out to you over the coming days – a bit earlier than we expected initially :).

So here comes the low-down:

When does my parcel arrive?

We expect that all parcels will be shipped out by end of next week. If your shipping address is within Europe, it should only take a few days to arrive -  from the date your parcel is sent out. If your shipping address is outside Europe, it should take 2-3 weeks for most of the parcels from the date of shipment, maybe a bit longer if you are very far away from Germany. 

Can I track my parcel?

We will send a tracking number to everyone through BackerKit, but it may take until next week until we are able to do so. In some cases (for European addresses) your parcel might actually arrive before we are able to provide the tracking number.

Which carrier are you using? 

We send out all parcels with DHL. DHL delivers the parcels themselves in many European countries. In some European countries, and in countries outside of Europe, DHL collaborates with local delivery companies, usually the local postal service, which will deliver the parcel to you.

What do backers outside the European Union need to be aware of?

As stated on our Kickstarter page, depending on the laws in your country, your government may charge you customs fees, duties and / or taxes for importing your reward. Your parcel will be sent together with a customs declaration and invoice. More information on this topic is available in the customs section on our Kickstarter page.

More questions about your parcel?

Please do not hesitate to email us at hello@wayks.com if any questions come up - we will try our best to answer as fast and accurate as we can. However, please understand that over the next 7-10 days it will be a very busy time for us with lots of work, so we may be a bit slower to respond than usual. We will also be exhibiting at the Berlin Travel Festival this Friday to Sunday (March 8th - 10th), so come and visit us at our booth. We will try and reply to any queries in the evenings.

What to do when the WAYKS ONE arrives?

  • Get out there, travel, explore - have a great time and enjoy what your WAYKS ONE is made for
  • Take your time to get to know it. Some features are different than what you know from other backpacks. It might need some time getting used to them and discovering their full potential. We have instructional videos (refer to the manual that comes with your order) available to show how the different modular parts come together, and if any questions remain, just get in touch at hello@wayks.com
  • We would love to read your feedback, see your pictures, and hear about your adventures with the WAYKS ONE, e.g. on Instagram (@wayksberlin, #onebagendlessadventures), Facebook, in the comments section of our Kickstarter page, or wherever you may meet us

Thank you so much again for supporting our Kickstarter project and for your patience! We are grateful – and a little bit proud – to be able to ship our rewards as scheduled and hope that once you have the WAYKS ONE in your hands (or on your back) you feel that it was well worth the wait.

Leonie & Fabian 

Locking shipping address surveys

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi all,

While we are excitedly waiting for our products to arrive at our fulfilment center in Germany in March, we want to use the time to be perfectly prepared for shipping out your parcels as quickly as possible once we have our backpacks in stock.

Therefore, we will lock our BackerKit address surveys already on Tuesday, February 19th. This will give us enough time to prepare all address and customs data and run tests with our fulfilment partners` systems. 

It would be great if by then you could submit any address changes via your BackerKit survey at https://wayks.backerkit.com/. If you have trouble locating your survey, you will find helpful information in Update 5. 

BackerKit will also automatically send you a reminder email. If you still need to change your address after February 19th, please email us at hello@wayks.com, and we will take care of it.

Everything is still going according to schedule and we are not expecting any unforeseen events that could delay our time plan. While we are not able to communicate a shipping date just yet, we will be able to share this and more details about the fulfilment process closer to the date of shipment. 

Have a great week :)

Leonie & Fabian

Production has started!

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Good evening from Vietnam!

We are very excited to tell you today that our production is in full swing. We have had three busy days so far and must say: it is a very exciting process to be part of. Fabian has accompanied the production since Day 1 and is busy running around the factory all day. :)

It is really impressive to see how efficient everything works hand in hand.

Here are a few photos and videos from the first three days that we'd like to share with you. If you are interested in watching more (video) footage, head over to our Instagram account @wayksberlin, where we post daily updates in our Stories.

Leonie & Fabian

P.S.: The BackerKit Surveys are now locked and payments for additional products have been processed. If you are experiencing any issues with either of the two, feel free to contact us at hello@wayks.com.


WAYKS ONE Production Days 1 - 3

The fabric arrived and is being cut.
The fabric arrived and is being cut.
A laser cutting machine automatically cuts each pattern.
A laser cutting machine automatically cuts each pattern.
The cut fabric patterns are now ready to be embroidered.
The cut fabric patterns are now ready to be embroidered.
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The sewing team

On Day 1 the production team started producing the sand version.
On Day 1 the production team started producing the sand version.
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The padded back panels are piling up :)
The padded back panels are piling up :)
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...and so are the Cube Inlays.
...and so are the Cube Inlays.
We received lots of orders for the rain & luggage covers. They are now almost done!
We received lots of orders for the rain & luggage covers. They are now almost done!

Are there any specific production parts you are interested in? Share your feedback with us via hello@wayks.com or on Instagram / Facebook and we'll make sure to take footage in the next couple of days. 

Survey Lock Date, Production Status Update & Gift Card Send Out

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi all,

We hope you have managed to navigate smoothly through the busy pre-Christmas period so far.

In this update we'd like to share some further info on our production progress. But before we dive into it, some important info:

Survey Lock Date

Our BackerKit Survey will be locked on January 2nd. To reserve your preferred colour and accessories, and to make sure your rewards will be in the first batch to be sent out, you need to submit your survey by this date the latest.

Payment for any additional products you purchased after the campaign via BackerKit will be processed on January 3rd.

Production Update

Again, good news: everything is still going according to plan!

We received our final production sample, which is now approved. Most of our materials also arrived at our manufacturer's facilities. Putting together a single backpack can be quite a logistical challenge. We work with 20 different suppliers, who deliver the various components of our bags. 

Right now we are still waiting for our beautiful fabrics and some buckles to arrive before production will kick off in January. Tickets are booked and bags are almost packed! :)

We can't wait to share some behind-the-scenes footage from our production then.

Gift Cards

For those of you, who requested printed gift cards, we will post these out on Monday, so watch your letter box. If you are still considering gifting the bag to a loved one for Christmas, you can add a free gift card to your BackerKit Order until coming Monday, Dec 17th. 

Additional bags, however, can still be purchased at your exclusive Kickstarter discount via BackerKit until January 2nd.

We'd like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. You will read from us in the new year, when we will post an update right from our production facilities.

All the best,

Leonie & Fabian

BackerKit Survey Reminder & Production Status Update

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi all,

Thank you to everyone (that is 86% off all backers – whoop whoop!), who already filled out their BackerKit Survey. If you haven't done so yet, please try and fill it out at your earliest convenience so you can choose your preferred colour, select your add-on products and provide us with your shipping address.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Thinking of gifting your backpack to someone for Christmas? No worries! We created some free gift vouchers, which you can add to your selection on BackerKit as well. 

Can't part with your backpack but would still like to gift one? Easy! You can still grab another bag for the same special Kickstarter Discount through BackerKit. 

SURVEY FUN FACTS (from all data received so far)

TOTAL CITIES: 170

TOTAL COUNTRIES: 23

TOTAL ITEMS: 1,186

CHOSEN COLOURS: Black (184 backers), Sand (111 backers)

MOST POPULAR ACCESSORIES: Mat Strap (210 backers), Rain and Luggage Cover (155 Backers), Cube Inlay (143 Backers) 

Check out more fun facts here: https://wayks.backerkit.com/backer/results

PRODUCTION UPDATE

We also have some great news to share with you: our production preparation is going according to plan and all materials are set to arrive with our manufacturer on their scheduled dates in December. Production will then take place throughout January. Our Co-Founder Fabian will be present at the factory to ensure everything will run smoothly. 

You will continue to receive updates from us on a regular basis informing you about the current status of the production run.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @wayksberlin, where we will post more insights and behind-the-scenes footage from our production.

If any questions come up along the way, please feel free to reach out to us here or send an email to hello@wayks.com.

Have a lovely weekend,

Leonie & Fabian